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Type
[[Bug type|Bug]]  
Species Cocoon Pokémon
Abilities Shed Skin
Pokédex
None ← 011 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From [[Caterpie]]
Evolves Into [[Butterfree]]
Metapod
011
(トランセル Toranseru)
011Metapod
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Green>Green</font>
Body Style Footprint
F011
Cry

Metapod (トランセル Transel) is a Bug-type Pokémon. Metapod evolves from Caterpie starting at level 7 and evolves into Butterfree starting at level 10.

Appearance

Metapod is an insect-like Pokémon with an appearance similar to that of a green colored chrysalis or cocoon. Although it is covered in its hard shell, Metapod's eyes are still clearly visible and usually appear dazed or drowsy for reasons unknown.

Special abilities

Metapod have the ability Shed Skin which allows for a 1/3 chance that a harmful status effect will be dropped every turn.

A Metapod's exterior is regularly hardened to protect its soft and tender innards while undergoing metamorphosis to eventually become a Butterfree. To conserve energy for this event, the Metapod barely moves.

In the anime series

Metapod first debuted in the anime episode Ash Catches a Pokémon when Ash Ketchum's Caterpie quickly evolved into a Metapod near the episode's end.

In the episode Challenge of the Samurai, Ash battled a Samurai-like trainer using his Metapod against the Samurai's Metapod.

Gym Leader Bugsy used his own Metapod against Ash in the episode Gettin' the Bugs Out. This Metapod proved to be more capable than others in previous episodes as it was actually able to knock out Ash's Chikorita.

Game info

Locations

Metapod Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Viridian Forest, Route 25
Route 24(Blue only)
Uncommon(Red)
Common(Blue)
Yellow Viridian Forest Common
Gold/Silver Ilex Forest
National Park, Route 2, 30, 31(Gold only)
Bug-Catching Contest(Silver only)
Common(Gold)
Uncommon(Silver)
Crystal Ilex Forest, National Park, Route 2, 24, 25, 30, 31 Common
Ruby/ Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/ LeafGreen Viridian Forest, Pattern Bush, Route 24, 25 Common
Diamond/ Pearl Route 204 Dongle (FireRed)
Platinum Eterna Forest Dongle (FireRed)
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 2, 30, 31, National Park, Ilex Forest, Viridian Forest, Bug-Catching Contest, Headbutt trees Common
Black/White Route 12 (White only) Rare


Spin-off game locations

Metapod Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Snap River
Pokémon Trozei! SOL Laboratory 2, Secret Storage 8, Endless Level 4, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Joyous Tower (7-8F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mystifying Forest (1-13BF), Mystery Jungle (1-29BF), Happy Outlook (1-19BF)
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
Yellow
This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.
Gold
Inside the shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell.
Silver
It prepares for evolution by hardening its shell as much as possible to protect its soft body.
Crystal
This is its preevolved form. At this stage, it can only harden, so it remains motionless to avoid attack.
Ruby
The shell covering this Pokémon's body is as hard as an iron slab. Metapod does not move very much. It stays still because it is preparing its soft innards for evolution inside the hard shell.
Sapphire
The shell covering this Pokémon's body is as hard as an iron slab. Metapod does not move very much. It stays still because it is preparing its soft innards for evolution inside the hard shell.
Emerald
Its shell is as hard as an iron slab. A Metapod does not move very much because it is preparing its soft innards for evolution inside the shell.
FireRed
Even though it is encased in a sturdy shell, the body inside is tender. It can't withstand a harsh attack.

leafgreen = This Pokémon is vulnerable to attack while its shell is soft, exposing its weak and tender body.

LeafGreen
Diamond
A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
Pearl
A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
Platinum
A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
HeartGold
Inside the shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell.
SoulSilver
It prepares for evolution by hardening its shell as much as possible to protect its soft body.
Black
A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
White
A steel-hard shell protects its tender body. It quietly endures hardships while awaiting evolution.
Black 2
White 2
X
Y


Learnset

Generation I

Main article: Metapod/Learnset Generation I

Generation II

Main article: Metapod/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Metapod/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Metapod/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Harden - -% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

7 Harden -% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status

]]

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Origins

Metapod appears to be based on a cocoon by a catepillar.

Name Origins

  • English: Metapod came from metamorphosis and pod.
  • Japanese: トランセル (Toranseru in Romaji), probably means "trancer" due to evolving from Caterpie to Metapod, or "trance cell" because every cell in its body tranced.

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